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somewhere, that's it for today. have a great week. we will see you next. ♪ >> the first order of business is to repeal and replace obamacare. obamacare has failed. and the american people have sent a decisive message to washington, d.c. that they want obamacare to be repealed, and replaced with health care reform that will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government. paul: welcome to "the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. a showdown on capitol hill this week with president obama and vice president-elect pence, paying visit to congressional leaders as the battle lines harden to repeal and replace obamacare. mr. pence, as you just heard,
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told republicans that it is the trump administration's first order of business. while mr. obama told democrats not to rescue the gop by helping to pass a replacement. and as republicans move ahead with the first part of their plan to repeal the controversial law, democrats are gearing up for the fight and rolling out a brand new slogan. >> the republican plan to cut health care wouldn't make america great again, it would make america sick again. >> make america sick again. is that what the republicans want to do? i certainly hope not. paul: joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger. washington columnist, kim strassel, editorial board member, joe rag and columnist mcgurn. what is the strategy of repeal
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first and replace later? >> they move to really fast and they don't have 60 senate votes for repeal. they need to use a budget measure known as conciliation allows them to repeal with straight majority. paul: 51 votes. >> hoping to do that by mid-february or so. then over the next couple of months, build a consensus around a replacement measure for the law. the. paul: the repeal itself, and subsidies and other things would be two years out, three years out, the actual end of the current subsidies and taxes? >> right. you will have to have some kind of a phase-in, ramp-up nor whatever the replacement is. but i think in matter of months, not two or three years, come up with how they're going to put in, substitute more market-oriented, increases affordability, and access to health coverage.
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paul: democrats say look, you repeal this, what is going to happen to health insurance markets? are people going to lose their coverage? are insurers going to pull out even more than they already have out of the exchanges? the trends on obamacare have been terrible in terms of fewer choice, higher prices but are republicans taking ownership of this politically if they pass repeal? >> i mean that is the big risk. the individual market right now is just so fragile. if they run into political problems and the process drags out into the fall or next year, what will happen to the health insurance markets, you will not have stability, you will not have predictability and you could have a practical problem with people losing coverage. when we learned the when the law rolled out in 2013, people do not like disruptions to their insurance. paul: kim, why do you think the republicans feel they need to repeal this right away? do they feel need to honor a campaign promise and put up an
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early win despite the risks which are very real as joe described? >> absolutely. this has been their theme for six years in every election. elect us and we will repeal obamacare. so to come in and not make it a top priority would be political malpractice. i think they would risk losing the respect of a lot of voters that decided to trust them with washington. so they have to do this, and that put them in a little bit of a rock and a hard place. paul: that rock and a hard place is chuck schumer on the democratic side, bill, who is not going to cooperate i think, very much at all to help replace it and maybe some people on the right, ted cruz, others, rand paul this week says he doesn't want to help, repeal obamacare because it might add to the budget deficit. so you end up with a purists on the right saying i'm never going to vote for tax subsidies, and chuck schumer, says i will never help you republicans at all, what happens, six months, nine months, they can't have a
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replacement. >> the democrats are very happy in some ways they are going to get rid of obamacare. this was the one big answer -- paul: politically. >> this was one big answer, a new solution that was going to be revolutionary and change things for the better. didn't work. they are happy. we had it for six years. they're happy to dump it off. i'm more optimistic, there are a lot of pitfalls, we can go through them, if we have momentum, get one part down on the replace part, it creates the conditions for further things down the road. so i think that the main thing is that they need to show momentum. they have the repeal and show good things being done. because our goal is not, the problem is, obamacare is like, closing down a nuclear plant. there is all this waste. you can't turn it off and walk away. you have to be careful with that waste because it can kill you in the meantime. so i think they just have to have the momentum. paul: the argument is, that you hear, and i hear is, okay, we'll have this replacement deadline a
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couple years and that will concentrate the mind, political hanging will concentrate the mind. i know politicians. they think it will be the other politician that will being hung, not them. nobody wants to take a difficult vote. i think there will be trouble for republicans to get this done. >> it is going to be difficult for year but let's start with a fundamental here which is that obamacare, the law, is not popular with the public. this isn't merely a political football. it is the health care system. while not everybody is involved with obamacare, those who are have had a terrible experience. i'm not sure the democrats want to be seen out there simply being totally obstructionist and not allowing this process to go forward. the republican need to be transparent. they need to show momentum. i'm hard put to see benefit for democrats saying we won't participate in this. paul: democrats cooperate, kim, you wrote a column this week saying that the republicans should not repeat of obama's mistake being totally partisan,
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should reach out to democrats but is there any prospect they will get help? >> it is if they do this piecemeal. that is what republicans increasingly coalescing around. rather than one big replace measure a piece here, a piece there, issues appeal to specific democrats and those that are up for re-election in two years time, put a lot of pressure on them in their home states. and try to turn this around on them as well, say, the only people who are in fact making america sick again are those of you who are helping us to fix the problem. so this is going to be their strategy. i think if they attack this on a little bit more of a piece, by piece, basis, they have a shot. paul: they can make progress. thanks, kim. still ahead, as the 115th congress is sworn in, all eyes on the republican majority. so, mr. harris, we have your fingerprints on the safe. a photo of you opening the safe.
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cially to our returning members, i want to say this, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. the people have given us unified government. and it wasn't because they were feeling generous. it was because they want results. paul: that was paul ryan addressing his fellow republicans tuesday after he was officially sworn in as house speaker, with the gop in control of the presidency and both houses of congress for the first time in a decade, we're back with a look at what they can do and what they must do in the first year. so, dan, let's step back, a year from now, if we're looking back at that first year of congress. what would a successful year look like? what would they have done? >> i think first thing we should say, these republicans with the to-do list bitten off more than any congress possibly can do in a year. certainly they have to get the
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supreme court replacement for antonin scalia confirmed. that is at the top of the list. paul: okay. >> secondly i think should have a tax reform bill done by the end. year and perhaps some financial reform. paul: dodd-frank, regulatory? >> dodd-frank. look, obamacare was a big issue in the election. the economy was bigger. the republicans and president trump have got to get the economy restarted. that means doing economic reform, getting the government off the economy's back. how they will do that simultaneously with the sort of obamacare process, repeal and replace that we were just discussing, that's going to be difficult. paul: supreme court, tax reform, regulatory relief. what else do you want to see, bill? >> i think regulatory relief is part of a broader reform how the government does business in the obama years, we worked through the courts and federal agencies. what i am hoping the appointment of carl icahn there will be a unified approach across all agencies. paul: outside advisor, wall street investor. >> that is really what a lot of
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businesses complain about, this regulatory overreach and so forth. the process has been corrupted as well, without the proper hearings and time and so forth. so, i'm, i have a lot of hope. i think it's a businessman, donald trump understands the problems of the regulatory burden. he probably dealt with them personally. paul: anything else on the list, joe, that you think, they need to get done? and what do you think they will get done? are you optimistic as these two guys? >> i think they might end up overloading their bandwidth. i think they have to do those big things. you heard paul ryan say the people elected us to get results. they have to keep that goal in mind with every, every bill they pass. they have got to get growth from 2% to three to 4% in order to get wages rising. that is what they will be held accountable for. paul: kim, i want to read a donald trump tweet this week about a big ethics flap on capitol hill where congress, republicans tried to change a
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rule to modify an outside ethics watchdog. trump weighed in with this. with all that congress has to work on do they really have to make the weakening of the independent ethics watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority? focus on tax reform, health care, and some other things of far greater importance. so thanks a lot, mr. trump. you know, weighing in like approximately p.e. against the republicans. the republicans stampeded and caved and changed their mind. will that happen to republicans every time, they will scatter like wildebast when donald trump make as tweet? >> they ended up putting up a bill they hadn't laid the groundwork for it. the press said democrats were able to redefine it for them. this is the not moment they
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should have been doing it. this is you don't run in immediately say we'll tackle a priority they hadn't even talked about really publicly before. so he had a point and they scattered. you make a good point is that, he has got a lot of power via 140 characters on twitter and i think at times he may use that to impose some discipline. but it could spread a lot of disarray within the republican caucus too. >> i think this is leadership issue. the leadership said don't do this. the rank-and-file overruled them. they did it. and then they reversed themselves. they should have said if you don't want to do this, don't do it. >> makes it clear politicians on capitol hill are perfectly capable of running off the rails. i want to make a point in defense of donald trump's tweets and so forth. he wants to change washington. the washington doesn't move. the process extremely difficult. they would rather do nothing.
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trump is like taking a two by four to the side of the head of a donkey. that is what his job will be. he will have to do that to shake them up to get them to move. paul: now, what about paying for the wall, bill? that story came out later in the week. there is a wall on the mexican border. he is saying, well, we'll get congress to pay for it. >> be reimbursed. paul: not the mexicans after all. >> he is saying the mexicans will pay later. paul: sure. >> we have been dubious about this. if you're going to build through the wall with the legislative process, let congress do it. paul: it is an american wall. >> he may pay the price. look at priorities from opposite point of view. what is the worst thing that can happen to donald trump and presidency, a year from now, the working people that put him in, my life hasn't inproved. i don't see job prospects. i don't see this this is side of joe's argument, economic growth. they really need to do things and things that will get the economy moving.
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the stock market seems to be reacting pretty well to his things but it has to go down to ordinary people. paul: thank you, bill. when we come back, republican leaders countying down to the trump presidency and gearing up for an historic opportunity. is a time for a tax overhaul finally here? finally here? we'll ask econonononon afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose.
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♪ >> we're going to be working with the congress over the course of the first several months to construct the kind of tax reform for businesses and individuals that will unleash the bound-up energy in the american economy. paul: vice president-elect mike pence this week putting tax reform at the top of the gop's ambitious agenda, promising to
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move ahead on a overhaul in the trump administration's first month. it is something that republicans in congress have been advocates and planning for years. economist art laffer is chairman of laugher associates and was an economic advisor to president ronald reagan. he joins me from nashville. arthur, great to see you again. >> good to see you, paul. thank you, it's fun. paul: stock market rally since election day has been big. what are investors looking for anticipating? >> i think they're anticipating tax rate reform. i think they're anticipating a lower corporate tax for sure. when you discount those profits coming forward it leads to a fairly attractive stock market. i think this stock market reflects their optimism about the future. paul: should which be concerned there is a stall in the rally last three or four weeks? >> not really. we had a similar situation when reagan came into office and the market then went way down, as you may know in august of 1982.
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the market hit its trough. it was down from reagan coming into office to august of 1982. then boom, it you had the biggest boom of all time. paul: is corporate tax reform and tax reform more broadly, is that for you the centerpiece of this growth agenda. is that one thing they have to get done to insure growth? >> he really needs tax reform, you do, but obama care is serious regulations are serious. i hope he symbolically gets rid of the death tax. that would be a shot across the bow we'll have a major change in policy going forward. the death tax is just disgusting. you collect no money and put barriers everywhere. corporate tax down to 15%, paul, will go a long way bringing back prosperity. paul: trump's tax rate is 20%, excuse me, republican rate is 20%. strum's is 15. if they do 20% can you live with that? >> of course i can. it is such a low bar. let me say, paul, this
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administration has such a low bar, it would be an act of fearless aggression if they could worsen the economy. you just can't do that. and not only is it a low bar for the economy, just like we had after jimmy carter, but they don't have any chance of losing congress in two years, in 2018, because the tilt is way against the democrats. they have four years to get this economy going. and that is the single and only thing they need to do. all these optics and all this other stuff is just nonsense. if they get the economy growing, they will win re-election in landslide in 2020. if they don't, they won't. that's it. paul: that really does focus on tax reform. you've been a free trader all your life, art? >> yes. paul: you view it as one of the pillars of an economic growth country and an economic growth strategy. so what do you make of this plank of the republican house tax bill, which is the first one that will move, border adjustability? which means you levy a 20% corporate tax rate, if that is the final rate that turns out to
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be on imports but you don't levy that tax on exports? a lot -- >> rebate it. rebate it to exports. paul: a lot of people, retailers say it will raise prices for consume isers. it is protection it. how do you respond to that? >> the truth of the matter a border tax adjustment is a nothing policy. what you're doing tax on imports the is same thing as tax on exports. that is learner stem mitry theorem. a tax on exports they offset each other. this is way to pandering to people who want protectionism without having protectionism. border tax adjustment is not a problem, but tariff as a stand-alone is very serious problem. paul: but the border adjustment is first order of business until exchange rates adjust, it will raise prices for retailers who import their goods, walmart and others will it not? >> it could, it could. you will have an adjustment globally to the new border tax adjustment. that is exactly what they do with the vat in europe. so it is very common practice to
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be done. i hope it buys off the protection its and gets them out of the way so we can focus on good things like tax reform and freer trade. paul: look it, on the trade side, you've got a lineup of people, peter navarro in the white house. new office of trade we haven't had before. bob light highser, a steel protectionist lawyer at trade representatives lawyer. wilbur ross, another steel owner who is at the commerce department. that is a quite a lineup, very different line up of trade people you saw in the reagan administration or frankly in any administration in a long time. how much does it worry you? >> it does worry me. this is one economic area that bothers me. the bills have to go through congress. they have to go through the house and senate and committees. there will be a lot moved race there. the one thing really is true, the trade agreements that have
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been done are really one-sided and they really are bad. in japan, non-tariff barriers, it would cost you $50,000 to retrofit a u.s. car to be able to be sold in japan. that is protectionism in the extreme. you can see what it is doing to japan. their economy is really the worst every. paul: exempt we don't have a trade deal with japan. that is the whole point to get the tpp to reduce the trade barriers and trump doesn't want to pass that. >> it excludes all the non-tariff barriers and excludes currency manipulation. you know very well japan devalued the yen to explicitly improve their trade balance and which is a silly idea to begin with and hurts japan yet currency manipulation is excluded from these deals. what i would like to see china and include all these countries do a real trade one like kennedy round tariff, dropped all tariffs by 35%, something major
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than awful little bills that have all the exclusions, all this stuff that makes no sense to my. paul: let's look ahead a little bit, art, to dow is now a little under 20,000. what do you see it going at end of the year? do we see 22, 23, 25? >> this year 2017 i think we'll be very happy if it is just up at all for the year. paul: really? >> yeah. if you pass a tax bill, it won't really take effect, paul, until january 1st, 2018. paul: okay. >> that is when rates, if you know they have tax cuts next year, what do you do this year? defer income and employment for a year. that exactly happened to us and reagan. we pass ad great tax bill that started on january 1st, 1983. paul: right. >> that caused the 81-82 deep recession. so we'll have many so of those delay effects happening here. i think first year just to get their feet on the ground, get bills in place. then i think by 2018, 19, 20, you are will see this economy skyrocket.
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once it starts, you can't stop it. they will all join on board and it will be a race for the exit. it will be fun. paul: thank you, arthur, for being here. good to see you. >> thank you, paul. paul: still ahead, so how will democrats respond to donald trump and his agenda? we'll get our first glimpse next week as the president-elect's
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start. . kim chuck schumer new senate kim chuck schumer new senate what was the maintaining away from your part? >> fight, fight, fight. obstruct, obstruct. you know, there was all the enthusiasm that chuck schumer might be a dealer than harry reid. it appears that democrats are going to try to take down aars bunch of these nominees that they possibly can, they are att least going to drag the process out as long as they can. they will try to drag some of the people through the mud and in hopes of getting one or two
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in the end cooperate on trade maybe infrastructure maybe so long public spending not private tax credits and closing the corporate the carried interest loophole miner part of tax reform. i didn't hear a lot of willingness to cooperate on other things. >> what i heard was schumer saying so long as donald trump governs like a democratically we will did he happy to cooperate with him big question is whether that is going to last over time, trump is going to do things like on infrastructure and trade, that -- a lot of democrats are probably going to support are they going to realobstruct onin everything, i don't know -- breached pennsylvania michigan wisconsin brought to republican camp mainly for economic reasons, if he obstructs makes it did i to
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say pass a tax bill, or get the economy going again, the general republican is not going to be aware of that in the they will blame donald trump, the president, he owns the economy. >> he said he would get things done as a matter of the same. >> advantage schumer has 48 senators a lot 10 i think in 2010, red, 2018 trump's states scared. >> all he needs 412 democrats to have a filibuster and block -- >> my sense is chuck schumer's bark worse than fight i think harry reed tougher the other guys i am not sure the same the problem at national levy same problem that local democratic party has in some disfun shunnal big questions think of driven out saner people in the middle people left get hardened into policies if he has keith ellison, as head of dnc.
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>> democratic national committee. >> going to have a lot of problems. >> endorsed ellison, schumer has i think going to have a lot of problems, within the party, and let me say not just, chuck schumer california hired eric holder, to represent them and fights anticipating, eric hold heer was impeached didn't have a great record -- >> governing the shared -- in. >> i am not sure this is going to be obstruction thing going to play well may get few victories i am not sure going to help the party. >> let me read the list of cab nominees chaeld jeff sessions bets. >> education andy puzder labor rex tillerson state department, mull vein. >> oandb, tom price hh.f., mnuchin treasury mr. brewit at epa any in particular, you think could be in trouble? >> i mean i don't know if one or the other will be in trouble this is why they are
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demanding all pla hearings and questionnaires because looking for something that they might be able to pin on at least one of them and then they will surround that particular one and try to bring that one down they want to claim at least one of these nominees, but again, this the republicans have going for them bill makes a good point in their local state some senators that are up for election in 2018, five, by the way, in states where trump absolutely stumped hillary clinton nervous about being portrayed as people who are standing in the way of change, so you got guys like west virginia joe manchin o improving some trump nominees, publicly, and i think this is what the republicans are going to hope for. >> all right contrast for 2009, republicans really didn't do much at all to stop at a democratic nominees even tim geithner had not paid all taxes still ahead another battle brewing on capitol hill
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let's see who they nominate if in main stream, we will give them a very careful look if they are out of the mainstream, we will oppose them tooth and nail paul: chuck schumer previewing what its likely a bitter fight over who will replace late justice scalia on supreme court promising to block any trump pick, who a democrats consider out of the mainstream, schumer's comments amid reports the president-elect has narrowed his list of potential nominees to about 8. down from more than 20 he had identified during the
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presidential campaign, "the wall street journal" editorial board member colin levy with more despite the warning do you think president-elect is going to nominate somebody from his campaign list? . >> yeah, i think he will, he has a really good list there there is a lot of strong conservatives, i think those were well supported during the campaign i think they really are very interesting, to the base, some of the great names out there, you know, bill pryor diane on 7th circuit. >> right. >> those are often discussed as two leader accounts but, as we can discuss there are also some other ones out there that maybe personally interesting to trump. >> will anybody i mean schumer defines mainstream his own way, is everybody on that list out of the mainstream by chuck schumer's definition. >> by chuck shoourn's definition no question anyone nominated by republican president is out of mainstream; right? >> so either way this is going to be an epic fight, paul there is no question about
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that. >> a. paul: bill pryor a federal judge for a longtime i think thank you favorite for a lot of people, because he has real long track record. as an appellee judge not going to be daifrd substituteer play not be william you know, anthony canady republicans burned before i think prior is maybe the favorite what do you think? >> yeah i think prior is the leading contender for the reasons you mentioned they know this is going to be a big fight going to have a really big fight might as well get someone they are sure is going to fill the shoes of scalia, i think though we should not discount diane, because she is also very, very strong conservative has a long track record has a great opinions on the 7th circuit, on the first amendment, she wrote the opinion in wisconsin right to life, you know very strong first amendment opinion very good second amendment decisions up holding heller, up holding the
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constitutionality of firing ranges so she is a real favorite, too. paul: there are some other very, very solid circuit court judges on. >> larson michigan supreme court something of a wild card on that supreme court for about a year did clerk for justice scalia, but her judicial track record isn't as well-known also younger only 48. >> that is right for sure, she strikes me as someone would be great second-round pick if another opening coming up would i be surprised if she comes up this time track record isn't that long to many hardeman out of pennsylvania a guy sort of a working class guy, someone might just appeal to trump on gut level, neil gorsich very well liked by conservatives very strong writing style and just considered to be sort of a high wattage supersmart jurist. >> okay. >> someone that might be in
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the mix. >> kim what about this idea that the seat is stolen democrats are saying look, the republicans stole the set too because they never gave a vote to merrick garland president obama nominee since scalia died in february is this going to this is going to raise the temperatureture on the democratically opposition isn't it. >> it is, i mean this is going to be their mantra all the way through, that and justification for everything that they use to oppose republican nominee will partly be the ideology shuck schumer said out of mainstream partly hey you he never had the right to fill this seat because you took it from us. now, again, whether or not that washes, whether or not the pressure on some democrats grows to not obstruct what is by the any measure look, too this is important paul, this is a seat already held by a very conservative injuryist republicans will make that point, that they are simply
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replacing one with not changing the balance of the court so some democrats might be wary. >> will mitch mcconnell o have to break a filibuster by democrats for the first time in history for supreme court nominee. >> if democrats try to filibuster, say bill pryor diane filibuster is gone. there is just no way he can allow that to happen. >> have the votes for that? there is senior republicans john mccain -- >> i think more concerned about the legislative filibuster the reason for being a scenario they will not be able to oppose it on the supreme court. >> thank you all when we come back we will go from cal capitol hill to college campus critics say title nine is at which timed to style of he free speech deny due process could chahahahaha .
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paul: turning from capitol hill to the college campus next guest says outgoing obama administration has used the federal antidiscrimination law known as title nine, to style of free speech deny due process in campus assault cases the executive director of permission to for individual rights in education. author of the book twisting title nine, so welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> you wrote for us recently, that there are kangaroo courts on campus in dealing with these kinds of sexual assault accusations what do you mean by that. >> well, campus courts, even though many times, they are trying to determine the same facts whether or not a sexual assault or harassment occurred on campus they have very, very
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low standards for making those determinations, and part of that that low standard is driven by activity and mandates from the department of education. in washington, d.c. paul: all right, so as i gather they only require a prepreponderance of evidence basically completeness if 50-50 case longest you get to 51% it is okay a very different standard than you would get in a general criminal court frequency. is that -- is that the issue? is that where it comes down to? >> yeah, i think i think that is a big part of the problem, one of the -- the higher standard of evidence than preponderance one few due process protections that students at so he will colleges were able to count on, before this 2011 deer colleague letter that came out with this mandate we think, and we are actually involved in a lawsuit saying it violated the administrative procedure act putting that mandate in place. and so what is happened now
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colleges can be far, far less certain of whether or not a -- assault occurred or even whether it is they got the right person for the assault and still punish them. >> they have to do that because they life in fear, that if they don't do that, the administration the antibody administration will crack down on them -- obama administration will crack down punish them denying them federal monif they get a big controversial case government doesn't like. >> that is right the punishment is actually the withdrawal of all federal funds, the punishment that would be a dependability death penalty electromagnetic every university gets pell grants loans so scary it never has been implemented before because a worry that if they don't follow these dictates that is going to happen to them. >> you would agree i assume sexual assault is a problem on
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some campuses you are makeing about young people here young men in particular, some of them not very mature how do you i think the administration would say look we need this tough standard to be able to stop what is the rampant -- problem, on college campuses what is your response to that. >> my response is that sexual assault is happening on campus that is really a matter for law enforcement. these are series crimes, they deserve certifyious investigation to conduct in competent way last count 130 lawsuits from students feel thick leff been unfairly found responsible for sexual assault on campus vast majority of whom were never prosecuted by police or outside law enforcement who ought to be investigating. >> your organization is helping with lawsuits how are they proceeding in court are you winning those or is it too early to tell? >> well, too early to tell
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there has been a lot of motions back-and-forth, so we will see how that goes forward but we are in view offed in one case, particularly, you targeting that mandate for the department of education. >> if you were so your betsy devos new education secretary let's say confirmed you come in what do you do to -- to stop this? do you how do you send a signal that this is going to stop you are going back to gis preobama standard? >> well, because they didn't actually go through the proper procedure to get these written -- as official regulations actually simply as sending out a new dear colleague letter saying we withdraw preponderance mandate aspect of 2011 colleague letter they also need to revise the way they are defining sexual assault harassment right now so broadly over hearing a single dirty joke technically sexual harassment on campus
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there is no way sustained under constitution they know that augmenting to stop pro mull promulgating that. >> all she has to do is send guidance saying, that -- what you got that letter you got in 2011, and standards that the previous administration had done enforcing no longer apply. >> is that is right, and it is you know while -- while it is sort of simple not going to be easy i think there will be a lot of political pressure, on them not to do that the right thing to do, and you know it is will send a signcolleges oug to come up with their standards do it best on campuses with law enforcement. >> thank you, good to have you here one more break, whennnnn we approach life... by simply enjoying it. boost® simply complete. it's intelligent nutrition made with only 9 ingredients, plus 25 vitamins and minerals and 10 grams of protein. and look where life can take you! boost®.
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chicago, ended 2016 with a stung 76 homicides 47% increase more death than l.a. and new york combined. this is also the city that began 2017 with the abduction of a man he was beat he and showed this on facebook live this is a testament the war on cops is working. the police are backing off, after all these politicized attacks leaders in cities increasingly deserve to give an explanation, to be residents that you are living in war-torn ghetto zones. >> thanks, kim. >> bill. >> hit to all former presidents you know for a while looked like none of the presidents going to attend the inaugural we learned they will all attend except george h.w. bush not well enough to come, these are important moments when you have a ceremony, and we should be grateful for all
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for this note. >> bravo to hillary clinton saying she will attend. >> colin. >> paul good news in ohio this week governor john kasich signed a law to citizens can't have property confiscated without being convicted of a crime, these civil forfeiture laws a favorite tool of ptsdz like to use them to shore up budgets that has come at expense of due process and justice so kudos to governor kasich for getting rid of it. >> thanks, dan. >> paul, i am getting a hit to 10 senate democrats i admit a little bit like a solar eclipse nonetheless these 10 voted for senate measure repudiateing obama administration abstention from u.n. security council resolution condemning israel settles, this is good on merits but paul also suggests, 10 democratically votes that obama's legacy could be in peril on other things if visit iran nuclear deal. >> all right remember, if you have your own hit or miss be
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